So we are waiting on our RKO (ruralking) to get their chicks in prob close to march 3rd ish... working on the design for the coop will have a theme, and then do a run tractor also (the coop and attached run will be permanent but moveable if we need to by detaching from one another to make it easier to move - will share pics once its worked on and is done). my step father said that they usually carry golden comets and that is what they always got when they raised them. so i know they lay brown eggs, decent size, lay sooner then most breeds, and are pretty docile. Is it true that as chicks you can tell the sexes? as the roos are white and the pullets are a redish like color. Also I wasn't able to find this or I missed it, but how long does this breed usually live for? I also have read where many have commented on how quiet they are as hens, with the roosters are they also docile and aren't over cockadoodlers lol (we havent decided on if we will try a rooster too also or not, our main thing is hens and eggs, but on the fence cuz we have a few neighbors close and dont want to be a prob as they like us right now lol). also if rko carries a buff, are the buffs and golden comets okay as coop mates or will the comets pick on the buffs? (just wanted to get 1 or 2 buffs if they have them, but dont want to deal with bullying by one breed on the other and would just stick with the golden comets then)... I have been around chickens good an bad experiences with some breeds, which has just allowed me to know what breeds i dont want due to having 3 kids 8 and under that will want to help with them. ty in advance for tips etc. with this breed.